I’m on a boat!
On our last full day in Dubrovnik we took a cab to the other side of town to catch a boat and head out for a day of island hopping.
(Someone (me) was very happy to be on a boat and headed out to sea!)
(Disclaimer: though the views were beautiful and we saw a dolphin in the wild the trip, overall, wasn’t great value for money. If you really want to be on the water while in Dubrovnik there are tons of charters and water sports rentals available that are bound to be a better option than an ‘Island Hopping Day Trip in the Elaphites’ – which is what this was.)
After stops on Koločep (to check out the lemon and orange gardens…which were not in bloom) and Šipan (to wander through the 15th-century ruins….which were closed for refurbishment) we ate a truly terrible lunch (my ‘vegetarian option’ was grilled courgettes, a salad that was just iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatos, and a plain baguette) before arriving at the island of Šunj. After trekking across the island (rather than pay for an overpriced taxi) we arrived (finally) at the kind of ‘beautiful beach’ Croatia is world famous for.
This (along with spotting Dobby the Dolphin) was the best part of the excursion. We pulled up some beach chairs, grabbed some refreshing beverages from the beach bar and spent a relaxing few hours soaking up the sun before heading back to Dubrovnik.
Back on dry land, we spent the last few hours of the day eating (more) Gelato and pasta and taking in the amazing Old Town one last time.
To top it all off the city decided to give us a memorable send-off and the skies erupted in a glorious fireworks spectacular.
I loved every moment in Dubrovnik and can’t wait to visit again. If you’ve been you’ll understand what makes it so special and if you haven’t promise me you’ll put it on your list!